RStudio IDE Custom Theme Support

2018-10-29 RStudio Team
We’re excited to announce that RStudio v1.2 has added support for custom editor themes. Custom editor themes will allow you to adjust the background color of the editor and syntax highlighting of code in RStudio to better suit your own personal style. New editor themes can be added to RStudio by importing a tmTheme or sharing an existing rstheme file. The tmTheme file format was first introduced for the TextMate editor, and has since become a standard theme format. Read more →

RStudio 1.2 Preview: Plumber Integration

2018-10-23 Gary Ritchie
The RStudio 1.2 Preview Release makes it even easier to create RESTful Web APIs in R using the plumber package. plumber is a package that converts your existing R code to a web API using a handful of special one-line comments. RStudio 1.2 provides the following plumber-related productivity enhancements: push-button local server execution for development and testing easy API publishing to RStudio Connect automatic API documentation and interactive execution via Swagger create a new Plumber API project or add an API to an existing directory A full discussion of Web APIs and the plumber package is beyond the scope of this article; for a primer, check out: R Views: REST APIs and Plumber Read more →

RStudio 1.2 Preview: Stan

2018-10-16 RStudio Team
We previously discussed improved support in RStudio v1.2 for SQL, D3, Python, and C/C++. Today, we’re excited to announce improved support for the Stan programming language. The Stan programming language makes it possible for researchers and analysts to write high-performance and scalable statistical models. Stan® is a state-of-the-art platform for statistical modeling and high-performance statistical computation. Thousands of users rely on Stan for statistical modeling, data analysis, and prediction in the social, biological, and physical sciences, engineering, and business. Read more →

RStudio 1.2 Preview: C/C++ and Rcpp

2018-10-11 RStudio Team
We’ve now discussed the improved support in RStudio v1.2 for SQL, D3, and Python. Today, we’ll talk about IDE support for C/C++ and Rcpp. The IDE has had excellent support for C/C++ since RStudio v0.99, including: Tight integration with the Rcpp package Code completion Source diagnostics as you edit Code snippets Auto-indentation Navigable list of compilation errors Code navigation (go to definition) The major new C/C++ feature in RStudio v1. Read more →

RStudio 1.2 Preview: Reticulated Python

2018-10-09 RStudio Team
One of the primary focuses of RStudio v1.2 is improved support for other languages frequently used with R. Last week on the blog we talked about new features for working with SQL and D3. Today we’re taking a look at enhancements we’ve made around the reticulate package (an R interface to Python). The reticulate package makes it possible to embed a Python session within an R process, allowing you to import Python modules and call their functions directly from R. Read more →